The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Herschel, Sir William James

Herschel, Sir William James, M.A. 2nd Bt. (1838), I.C.S. 1833; educ: Haileybury College; S. his father, 1871; m. Anne Emma, d. of A. Hardcastle, of Surrey, 1864; (wife d. 1873); discovered the use of fingerprints, 1859; proved their individuality and their persistence; initiated the modern system of identification for civil purposes, 1878; heir and s. Rev. John Charles William I.R.A.S; b. 1869: Address: Rectory House, Warfield, Rerks.